muscle tightens up after stretch

I just got over what i think was piriformis syndrome. i dont have the pain going down the back of my leg anymore but now my hamstrings feel very tight. When i try to stretch them out, they feel like they're tightening up after i finish the stretch, but not to the point of contracture. I've tried static stretching, PNF and active isolated stretching. I am not taking the stretch to the extreme causing a stretch reflex. Any thoughts on why my hamstrings feel tight and why the tightening after the stretch?

Posted By jamie hanuka on October 07, 2007 at 12:50:46:

Pro-Tec Athletics' J-Lat Knee Support helps guide the patella back into proper alignment with gentle pressure from the lateral to medial direction. Compression surrounding the patella will help keep it in the patella-femoral groove.

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